Holy Bible Daily browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Holy Bible Daily?
Holy Bible Daily is a typical browser hijacker: it is designed to promote address of a fake search engine (holybibledaily.com) by modifying certain browser's settings. Also, this app may be designed to collect data related to user's browsing habits. Either way, apps like Holy Bible Daily are categorized as potentially unwanted applications. It is because users tend download and install them inadvertently, unknowingly. Research shows that Holy Bible Daily comes/gets installed with another PUA called Protect My Search Daily.
Holy Bible Daily promotes holybibledaily.com by making it as a default search engine, homepage and new tab URL. In other words, it is designed to make sure that users would visit holybibledaily.com when they open a browser, new tab and enter search queries into URL bar. The main reason why holybibledaily.com is a fake search engine is that it does not generate unique results. When used to search the web holybibledaily.com redirects users to search.yahoo.com (displays results generated by Yahoo). This makes holybibledaily.com both fake and useless. To remove it from the aforementioned browser's settings it is required to uninstall Holy Bible Daily. Otherwise this browser hijacker will reassign its settings after every attempt to change, undo them. Although, it may be not the only reason to uninstall Holy Bible Daily. Very often apps of this type are designed to collect browsing-related information (e.g., entered search queries, IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages) and/or even sensitive data. Data that such apps collected can be misused by their developers to generate revenue, for example, they could sell it to third parties (potentially cyber criminals). Therefore, users who have apps like Holy Bible Daily installed on a browser and/or computer could become victims of identity theft, experience issues related to browsing safety, online privacy and/or other problem. If am app like Holy Bible Daily (or Protect My Search Daily) is already installed, then it should be uninstalled right away.
|Name||Holy Bible Daily|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Browser Extension(s)||Holy Bible Daily|
|Supposed Functionality||This app supposed to provide a quick access to online Bible study tools|
|Serving IP Address (holybibledaily.com)||188.8.131.52|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Additional Information||Holy Bible Daily is distributed with another browser hijacker called Protect My Search Daily.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
My Sweeps Tab, Task Manager Tab, Get Quick Directions are just a couple of examples of other apps like Holy Bible Daily (browser hijackers). It is common that such apps are advertised as useful, legitimate, etc. However, they often are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and do not operate as they are advertised. Besides, they can be the reason behind various issues. Therefore, browser hijackers should never be trusted/downloaded and installed.
How did Holy Bible Daily install on my computer?
It is common that users download and/or install apps like Holy Bible Daily together with programs that have them included in setups as additional offers. This distribution method of PUAs is known as "bundling". As a rule, offers to download and/or install included applications are mentioned in/can be declined through "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings of setups. Although, users often leave those settings unchanged. When they do not change the aforementioned setting while they download and/or install programs, they often unknowingly agree with offers to download and/or install included PUAs too. Sometimes unwanted downloads and/or installations can be caused by clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to run certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to download all software only from official, trustworthy websites, via direct links. It is not safe to use third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites and other similar channels/tools for that. Third party installers should not be trusted to install software too. The aforementioned channels can be and often are used to promote, distribute unwanted, in some cases even malicious apps. Also, it is important to always check "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings of any download and installation setup and see they mention offers to download and/or install unwanted software. Intrusive advertisements that are displayed on shady pages tend to open questionable websites, also, they can be designed to cause unwanted downloads or even installations. Such ads should not be clicked. If there are any unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins) installed on a browser or programs of this kind installed on the operating system, then they should be uninstalled as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with Holy Bible Daily, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Notification saying that Holy Bible Daily can read and change certain data:
Website promoting Holy Bible Daily browser hijacker:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Malwarebytes is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Holy Bible Daily?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Holy Bible Daily application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove holybibledaily.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Holy Bible Daily browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove holybibledaily.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove holybibledaily.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Holy Bible Daily browser hijacker removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Holy Bible Daily"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the holybibledaily.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Holy Bible Daily browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://holybibledaily.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Holy Bible Daily".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the holybibledaily.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Holy Bible Daily" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (e.g., "Protect My Search Daily"), and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Holy Bible Daily" or "Protect My Search Daily", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://holybibledaily.com or hxxps://protectmysearchdaily.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "hxxp://holybibledaily.com" and "hxxp://protectmysearchdaily.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the holybibledaily.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Holy Bible Daily", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins (e.g., "Protect My Search Daily").
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "Holy Bible Daily" or "Protect My Search Daily", remove hxxp://holybibledaily.com or hxxp://protectmysearchdaily.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "extensionControlled"
Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with holybibledaily.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the holybibledaily.com redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove holybibledaily.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
Post a comment:
If you have additional information on holybibledaily.com redirect or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.